So glad I found this forum. Never worked a pool before, nor has my husband. Purchased a house in April that came with an above ground pool. When looking at the house we both decided we were going to get rid of it. My husband asked if he could have a go at it with the chemicals left behind by the previous owners. Next thing I know, we have spent $300 in chemicals and I'm now handling the pool. My husband just didn't have the time to keep on it. So I've come to learn that the pool store has no idea what to have us do to get the green out and is just telling us to buy chemicals that in the end do nothing to clear our pool. My husband hit the pool hard with shock and what was left of algaecide from the previous owners, it did turn the pool a cloudy white I think he said, but then he let it go a few days and it's back to green and has been ever since. I went to the pool store and followed their steps after having them test our water, and I even changed the sand in the filter. Nothing has changed. They had my up the PH with Soda Ash, then dump 2 lbs of Green to Clean in the pool followed 5 mins later by 3 lbs of Powder Plus Shock, 12 hours later hit it again with 3 lbs of Powder Plus, and 12 hours later one last time with 3 lbs of Powder Plus. Pool is still the same shade of green. I went back to the pool store today to have it tested and according to them my levels are all OK and they are now telling me to use Copper Algaecide because that's Alternative 2 to getting rid of Algae. I walked out with nothing because I feel like we are dumping money into this guessing game of killing algae. They also told me to not vacuum or scrub the pool since the green to clean does all that for you. I attached pics of the pool and gear. I would like to try and use up what I already have for chemicals to get this pool clear…any suggestions? I have (8) 1 lbs bags of Power Powder Plus Shock, 2 bottles of Ultra Bright Clarifier and Hardness Plus. Any recommendations would so very appreciated!
Here are the levels as of today:
FAC: 2 ppm
CH: 210 ppm
CYA: 80 ppm
TA: 80 ppm